Small Business Development Center

University of Wisconsin-Superior

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Belknap and Catlin
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880

ph. 715-394-8351

toll free 800-410-8351

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8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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    Entrepreneurial Training Program - A Business Plan Writing Course

    When: Apr 3, 2014 to May 8, 2014
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    Entrepreneurial Training Program - A Business Plan Writing Course

    The Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) offered by the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Superior provides the tools you need for business idea testing and business model improvement.

    Through instruction, guest speakers and coaching, the course serves those who are considering starting a business, owners of existing businesses struggling to get a handle on all the details, and those with successful companies that they want to grow.

    Using the Lean Business framework, you will learn how to:
    • Assess the market for your business idea
    • Answer the question, "Will people buy my product or service?"
    • Grasp your true operations, growth and staffing costs
    • Gain knowledge of resources to start or expand
    • Impress a lender with a dependable business plan
    • Better manage your business by analyzing key details

    After the course, receive one-to-one counseling at no charge to help complete your business plan

    You will receive:

    • Professional instruction by experienced business owner
    • Textbook
    • Handout materials
    • MS Word business plan template
    • MS Excel financial templates

    Download a pdf of the ETP Flyer

    Proven Impact. Since 2003, over 1,900 students have completed the class with over 50% starting a new business or growing their existing business.

    Cost. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is offering qualified applicants Entrepreneurial Training Grants that cover most of the $1,000 course fee. The grant covers 75% of the tuition, reducing your cost to $250.

    Grant recipients must meet attendance requirements, complete a business plan by six months after start of course and participate in at least one hour of no-cost business consulting with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Superior. Please contact us for further information about the grant: (800) 410-8351.

    Sign Up. Space in the Entrepreneurial Training Program is limited and will be filled on a first-come/first-served basis.

    Registration deadline is April 1, 2014.

    Application for the grant must be completed for consideration, and can be found here:

    Dates and Times. The course will be offered from 5:30pm - 8:30pm:

    • Session 1: Thursday, April 3, 2014
    • Session 2: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
    • Session 3: Thursday, April 10, 2014
    • Session 4: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
    • Session 5: Thursday, May 1, 2014
    • Session 6: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
    • Session 7: Thursday, May 8, 2014

    Location. The class will be offered in Superior, Webster, Hayward, and Ashland, Wisconsin.

    • Superior: UW-Superior campus, Swenson Hall, Room 2003
    • Webster: Webster High School, NL (128)
    • Hayward: WITC-Hayward, Room 2 on Wednesdays & Room 6 on Thursdays
    • Ashland: WITC-Ashland, Room 219

    If you need any assistance in completing the application or have any questions about the Entrepreneurial Training Program, please feel free to call the SBDC at UW-Superior at (800) 410-8351 or email

    The SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Julianne Raymond, UW-S, PO Box 2000, Superior WI 54880, ph. 715-394-8351 to make such arrangements. An EEO/ADA employer, the University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA requirements.

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